MTConnect Compatibility

mtconnectWhat is MTConnect? We have a few resources to get you acquainted with the open, royalty-free, universal manufacturing communication standard designed specifically for shop floors. It is also important to know about MTConnect compatibility. You can see a quick video, as well as see our resource pages on What is MTConnect and MTConnect specific solutions.

MTConnect is a great resource on a manufacturing shop floor and machine shops. CNC machine automation has become a more attainable goal with this protocol. The reach of the protocol has grown each day and it’s full of surprises. For example, many people assume MTConnect will only work on CNC machines, but did you know it can also work wonders for mold making technology?

Shop Floor Automations has taken the time to compile a list of ways you can use the MTConnect protocol. Please note that this is a general guideline and that MTConnect may not work with all machines. MTConnect Connect compatibility changes constantly, and we strive to keep this list as up to date as possible. These are also not the only machines that can use MTConnect – we encourage you to contact Support with any questions.

Mazak

For Mazak CNC controllers, the MTConnect can be added to the following machines by contacting Mazak directly.  Below is a reference guide for models capable of adding adapters:

CNC ModelCNC O/SCNC Main
s/w ver
Release
Date
Adapter
ver
Machine Model
Fusion 640T NexusWin95B8G6/15/10v1.0Quick Turn
Fusion 640T NexusWin2000B8G6/15/10v1.1Quick Turn
Fusion 640M NexusWin95ABD6/9/10v1.0M/C
Fusion 640M NexusWin2000A9D6/9/10v1.1M/C
Fusion 640T/MT/TEWin95DDG6/15/10v1.0Integrex
Fusion 640T/MT/TEWin2000A8G6/15/10v1.1Integrex
Fusion 640M/M-5XWin95CGG/ACG6/9/10v1.0M/C
Fusion 640M/M-5XWin2000AAG/A9G6/9/10v1.1M/C
Fusion 640MTProWin2000ABD
Fusion 640MProWin95
Fusion 640MProWin2000
Matrix (e-Machine)WinXPD14/2/10v1.1Integrex-ell. Integrex-e420H
Matrix (e-Machine)WinXPE1Ramtec
Matrix (Integrex-IV)WinXPC4B8/27/10v1.1Integrex-IV
Matrix (Versatech)WinXPD41/7/11v1.1Versatech
Matrix (CTT,HQR,MP-II)WinXPC38/20/10v1.1
Matrix (VRX, VRX-IIVRX-T,SVC)WinXPD38/20/10v1.1
Matrix (VTC)WinXPD31/5/10v1.1VTC
Matrix Nexus (VNC, HCN, FJB-II)WinXPD411/5/10v1.1VCN, HCN, FJV MK2
Matrix Nexus (QTN-II, MTN, STN)WinXPD411/30/10v1.1QTN-II, MTM, STN, CT
Matrix (INTE-i150)WinXPC94/1/11v1.1Integrex i150-series
Matrix (INTE-i200)WinXPD15/1/11v1.1Integrex i200 Series
Matrix (INTE-J)WinXPD24/25/11v1.1Integrex j-series
Matrix II (e-Series)Win7n/a1/1/12v1.1Integrex e-series
Matrix II (VERSATECH)Win7n/a1/1/12v1.1v140
Matrix II (CyberTechTurn)Win7n/a1/1/12v1.1CTT Dual Turrent only!
Matrix II (MP-II)Win7n/a1/1/12v1.1Multiplex
Matrix II (VRX, VRX-II, VRX-T, SVCWin7n/a1/1/12v1.1VRX i-Series
Matrix II (VTC-800R)Win7n/a1/1/12v1.1
Matrix II (HQR)Win7n/a1/1/12v1.1HyperQuadrex
Matrix II (VCN 5X)Win7n/a1/1/12v1.1
Matrix II (QTN II LBB)Win7n/a1/1/12v1.1
Matrix II (i-Series)Win7n/a1/1/12v1.1Integrex i-series

**Note: Mazak Smart CNC can also be updated with SMART ADAPTER #CCWMPD0280E

DMG Mori Seiki

All machines equipped with MAPPS-2 and above version controls have full compatibility with MTConnect standard, for older controls depending on their accessibility they may have partial to full compatibility. Please contact your local distributor for more information.

MAPPS typeCNC ControlExtent of data access
MAPPS2, 3, 4FANUC or MitsubishiFull compatibility (May require upgrade of MAPPS software)
Non-MAPPSFANUC 18i/30i/31i or Mitsubishi C70 with Ethernet I/FMost compatibility (Custom design option)
Non-MAPPSSiemens 840D SL or Siemens 810D or Heidenhain iTNCMost compatibility (Custom design option)
Non-MAPPSOther CNC controlsCustom design option

Okuma

Okuma-MTConnectTechnical Information
CNC Support ModelOSP-P300, P200A, P200, P100-II
CNC OSMS Windows XP Service Pack 3
Thinc API Version1.12.1.0, or greater
Okuma MTConnect Adapter Version1.3.6.0
Okuma MTConnect Support Machine ModelsLathes and Machining Centers
MTConnect Standard Support1MTConnect spec, version 1.3. and MTConnect

FANUC

FANUC FOCAS is a set of library files (.dll), that can be accessed by applications to retrieve most of the information inside of the CNC. The FANUC FOCAS function is normally accessed by using Ethernet or HSSB.

Common data that is available through the FOCAS are CNC state (running, idle, alarm), part count information, program name, number, size, and date modified, tool and work offsets, alarm number and text, feed overrides, parameters, positional data, spindle speed and Modal data.

Below is a common list of controllers that would feature FOCAS. Older controls can have the embedded board retrofitted or added to the machine using the Data Server Board by contracting FANUC directly.

UncommonPossibleAs Standard
Oi-B16i-A16i-B
16-A/B/C18i-A18i-B
18-A/B/C21i-B3xi-A
Oi-C3xi-B
Oi-D
30i
31i
32iB

How can I check to see if I have FANUC FOCAS

In order to see if you have FANUC FOCAS available on your CNC, is to first check if you have Ethernet. To do that follow these steps:

  • Press the [SYSTEM] hard key
  • Press [>] approximately 5 times until you see *ETHEPRM*
  • Press [ETHRM] soft key, followed by [OPRT]
  • This will display the ethernet connections available
  • Select a connection (normally EMBEDD or BOARD)
  • Press the [DOWN] hard key. (page 2)
  • This should display FOCAS / ETHERNET

If those steps took you to the Ethernet page and/or the FOCAS page, then you’re good to go!

A FOCAS Library tool has been developed by Predator Software, to determine if these libraries are installed and activated on the FANUC controlled CNC machine tool. By downloading, installing and connecting your machine to the network, you will be able to verify.

Got FOCAS? Test your machine with the Predator FOCAS tester

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Predator Focas Tester
Version: 10.0.5.19
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More Compatible Machines

Refer to the list below and contact us here for more info. You may also call us at (877) 611-5825 to get started!

Bosch RexrothCMS
C.R. Onsrud MachineDoosan
FagorGF AgieCharmilles
GleasonHardinge
HurcoMAG
MakinoMilltronics
MitsubishiSiemens
SodickSouthwestern Industries
More infoto come!

Please note: You may download versions of software available under some of our SFA product pages, but without an active Software Maintenance Agreement, you will not receive serial or access numbers to install the latest versions.